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ICYMI: October 2, 2015

Feature Story A Blood Test for Early Cancer Detection Sparks Debate MONDAY, September 28, 2015 (Wall Street Journal) — Scientists have long dreamed of spotting cancers with a simple blood test in people who haven’t shown symptoms. One company says that day is here—though it has yet to convince government regulators. Pathway Genomics began marketing […]

Lung cancer CT scans: For older, heavy smokers

New lung cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend annual CT lung scans (low-dose computed tomography) for people ages 55 to 74 who have smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or the equivalent, such as two packs a day for 15 years. Research shows that screening these people can […]